July 16, 2018
“You can always say no,” Washington added. “If Trump pushes the nuclear button, the pilot with the missile can say no.”
Jazz has always been radical in its deconstructions of form and forceful assertions of black identity. Washington took pains to note that this album is political music, even at its most oblique, in the sense that it taps into and tries to understand the primal forces that animate our attitudes and choices.